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21st Birthday Photo Cake

by Wendy Broadhead


Create the ultimate personalised celebration cake using edible photographs of the recipient.

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This is a great cake for beginners as it’s fairly easy to create. The photographs make the design a good one for special birthdays, anniversaries and any event where a little nostalgia goes a long way.


  1. Covering the Cakes
    Fill, cover and dowel the cakes ready for the decoration.
  2. Making the Photograph Frame
    Cut out the frame pieces from pastillage and assemble the frame.
  3. Creating the Collage
    Cut out the edible photographs and make a collage for the lower tier.
  4. Assembling the Cakes
    Stack the cakes then make the decoration for the top of the cake to finish the design.

Occasion: Birthday
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Project by Wendy Broadhead

Wendy Broadhead

author of 21st Birthday Photo Cake

Wendy Broadhead has many years of experience in cake decorating, having worked at a cake shop in Cheltenham for five years and setting up her own business, WOW Cakes, in 2005. She has won gold awards at major sugarcraft competitions for sugarpasted cakes, royal iced cakes, chocolate cakes and rich fruit cakes. Wendy has also been invited to display a cake on the Table of Honour at the British Sugarcraft Guild’s International Sugarcraft Exhibition.